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Scarecrows in the Garden- All month long :: Family Harvest Days - Every Saturday in October

Scarecrows in the Garden

Scarecrows in the Garden is a fun month-long display of locally designed scarecrows. 

Join us any day in October and vote for your favorite Scarecrow. Pick up your ballot in the Visitor's Center/Gift Shop. The People's choice winner will receive a prize and everyone who votes is entered to win a night's stay at The Oregon Garden Resort!
Come on a Saturday for extra fun. Family Harvest days take place each Saturday in October and feature family activities from 10am-4pm. All included with Garden Admission!

***We are no longer accepting submissions for Scarecrows.*** Please contact our public events coordinator Mary Ridderbusch ( if you would like to be notified next year when we begin taking submissions.

Get together with friends, family, or coworkers and join in the fun! 

Registration Form

Submission Fees
Non Profits, Schools, and Churches are Free.
Artists, Individuals, and Families are $5.
 Businesses are $40.
We will have prizes for best adult, best youth, and best business as voted on by our guests!

Here are a few sites with scarecrow instructions. We thought they might be helpful!

There are also tons of youtube videos! Have fun!

All Scarecrow Submission Forms must be submitted by September 21st, 2012.
Deliveries will be accepted at the Visitors Center between 10 am-4 pm Mon-Sat in September until the 26th.
**Scarecrows will be available for pickup Fri-Sun, November 16th-30th,10am-4pm behind the Visitor Center. Any scarecrows not picked up will be disassembled and used for parts.**

Some Guidelines:
 Design: We want everyone to be as creative as possible.  Please keep in mind that this is a family event. We reserve the right to decline any entries that could be deemed inappropriate.
Materials:Your scarecrow will be outside for over a month. Please keep this in mind when choosing your materials and design.
Frame:YOUR SCARECROW MUST BE FREE STANDING. IE– you must provide a solid base for your scarecrow (that keeps your scarecrow upright) and the frame must be sturdy enough to remain standing for a month. Typical frames are made from PVC piping or wood but you may use whatever materials you think will work best for your design while withstanding an Oregon Autumn.  Hay bales make good bases, with PVC pipe through the middle to stabilize the scarecrow. There are lots of ways to build and stabilize a scarecrow. Do what works best for you!
Sign:You may design your own sign to accompany your submission. Please limit the sign to 11” x 17” .  Your sign should be waterproof and able to stand on its own– attached to a stake or other
apparatus.  If you choose not to submit a sign we will provide one.